Its official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/29/aptiquant_iq_survey/

well colour me surprised…

Scary driving? Put the brakes on using your brain power

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110728220435.htm

I’m entirely in favour of developing technology to minimise the slaughter on our roads. But is anyone even vaguely aware of where this kind of “mind-reading” approach is leading? And, if so, what are they doing about protecting our privacy and security from the deep threats it poses?

Hijacked by the hanging lobby: Activists use No.10s plan for people power to force MPs to debate death penalty | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020410/Hijacked-hanging-lobby-Activists-use-No-10s-plan-people-power-force-MPs-debate-death-penalty.html

I love the classic authoritarian anti-democratic tone of this tabloid piece. The “weary predictability” of death penalty campaigners being among the first to take advantage of the tiny concession to democracy (the right to petition Parliament) says all you need to know about the Daily Mail’s opinion of the process of Democracy and the political views of most of its own readers.

Tips For Interacting With Police | Cop Block

http://www.copblock.org/756/tips-for-interacting-with-police/

classic “sousveillance” and illustrates the need for Trusted Surveillance

Touching display of affection for cop who beat man shackled to wheelchair&|&Cop Block

http://www.copblock.org/977/touching-display-of-affection-for-cop-who-beat-man-shackled-to-wheelchair/

bullies stick together…

Marianne Faithfull – Crazy Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pisIqsHwbTY

later (gator)

POV – Watch Video | Mugabe and the White African: Full Length | PBS

http://www.pbs.org/pov/mugabe/full.php

Schedule for later

Grandmother Pauline Spoor convicted of animal cruelty made to wear electronic tag | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2019685/Grandmother-Pauline-Spoor-convicted-animal-cruelty-wear-electronic-tag.html

this is one of the most stupid, disgusting and insensitive “punishments” I’ve seen in recent years and I’ve seen a few!

No question, the woman is a pratt and should have done the decent thing for her pet pooch, but the only required social action was the humane destruction of the dog. Period. Who the fuck is made the tiniest bit safer by making the elderly lady wear an electronic tag? Did “the law” think she might run around trying to prevent other dying dogs being put out of their misery? If not then what potential action on her part are WE being protected from?? Bastards…

FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue & Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/fbi-if-we-told-you-you-might-sue-1

No news. This is one of the consequences of the USA PATRIOT Act..

Nevertheless, it’s always useful to remind people about the ramping up of the police state.

Dutch Clinical Study Shows Marijuana And Video Games Can Delay Alzheimer’s | Fun Tech Talk

http://www.funtechtalk.com/dutch-clinical-study-shows-marijuana-and-video-games-can-delay-alzheimers/

how embarrassing. The memory muncher turns out to be a memory maximiser…

Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweatpants for TSA Pat Down | The Washington Fancy

http://thewashingtonfancy.com/2011/06/man-takes-viagra-wears-sweatpants-for-tsa-pat-down/

brilliant. Now what we need a convincing female or a thousand, to fake orgasm during a pat down: watch them back down once that starts sweepin the nation…

What is ClearDB?

http://www.cleardb.com/whatis.html

later

8 Dumbest, Most Insensitive Right-Wing Reactions to the Norway Shooting | | AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/story/151774/8_dumbest,_most_insensitive_right-wing_reactions_to_the_norway_shooting?akid=7305.202821.op7cGg&rd=1&t=21

now, if you’re really looking for insanity…

UFO mainstream news coverage MASS SIGHTINGS WORLDWIDE what is going on?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4izhwg3Mo

mildly interesting. Not particularly convincing

http://kikirikipics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Wudalianchi-National-Park02.jpg